superoxide
noun Date: circa 1847 the monovalent anion O2- or a compound containing it <
potassium superoxide KO2
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  • superoxide — noun 1. a metallic oxide containing the univalent anion O2 • Hypernyms: ↑oxide 2. the univalent anion O2 much of the O2 supporting cellular respiration is reduced to the superoxide anion O2 • Syn: ↑superoxide anion • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Superoxide — Hyperoxide (griech. hyper: über) sind chemische Verbindungen, die das vom Sauerstoff abgeleitete Anion O2 enthalten. Der Begriff Superoxid für Hyperoxide ist veraltet und sollte nicht mehr gebraucht werden. Der Sauerstoff hat in diesen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • superoxide — /sooh peuhr ok suyd, sid/, n. Chem. 1. a compound containing the univalent ion O2 . 2. peroxide (def. 1a, b). Also called hyperoxide. [1840 50; SUPER + OXIDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • superoxide — noun a) A peroxide b) The univalent anion, O, obtained from molecular oxygen by adding an electron; any compound containing this anion …   Wiktionary

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